Event number: 281 – A picture speaks a 1,000 words …..

No run report writer stepped forward at event no: 281 (13 Jan 2018) so this week we look at the weekend that was through the skilful lense of regular photographer Kevin Lewington. It's all here in glorious technicolour, the smiles, the pain, the applause, the camaraderie, the flying feet at the finish, everything that is parkrun. After all a picture speaks 1,00 words.

If you would like to enjoy the full set visit the photos area on the Woodley parkrun website:

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If you've been bitten by the running bug and think joining a club may be your next step - take a look at what the Finchcoasters get up to on a Monday night:

Finch Coasters New Monday Night Session

New to running? Keen to improve your parkrun time or just looking
to run with a friendly bunch?

Every Monday the Finch Coasters run a social 5Km from St Crispin’s
School in Wokingham, leaving at 7pm from outside the leisure centre. All
abilities welcome.

We run no quicker than 10 minute miles (6.30/km) - running much quicker
than that is banned! We often have a tail runner so no one is left
behind.

If you are interested then please email us at
enquiries@finchcoasters.org.uk or ask questions on our Facebook page
https://www.facebook.com/finchcoastersrunning/ [2]

The stats:
This week 406 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 50 were first timers and 59 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 19 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 24 volunteers:

Guy DAKIN • Sue MEDLYCOTT • John Paul YOUNG • James ROBERTSON • Joanna GREENWOOD • Kerri FRENCH • Veronica ANDREW • Andy BEST • Ruby Rose FRENCH • Sara Jane BEST • Samantha WHALLEY • Andrew CAVACIUTI • Katie BARROWS • Sarah HILLING • Lesley QUINN • Kevin LEWINGTON • Katie PERKINS • Samuel EDMUND • Tim LOWE • Leo FRENCH • Martin BROOME • Ian MCGUINNESS • Jane DISNEY • Emma COOK

Today's full results and a complete event history can be found on the Woodley parkrun Results Page.

The male record is held by Jonathan Stuart DAVIES who recorded a time of 15:20 on 26th July 2014 (event number 95).

The female record is held by Anna BONIFACE who recorded a time of 17:31 on 15th April 2017 (event number 241).

The Age Grade course record is held by Claire DONALD who recorded 91.08% (19:37) on 1st November 2014 (event number 109).
Woodley parkrun started on 13th October 2012. Since then 7,849 participants have completed 66,600 parkruns covering a total distance of 333,000 km, including 11,818 new Personal Bests.

 

Woodley parkrun #280 – Yet Another Attendance PB for Woodley!

Run Report by: Nicola Reynolds
Photos by: Simon Arthur
Published by: Emily Mason

Today's slightly grey, minus 1 degree Celsius parkrun was infinitely brightened by the 600 parkrunners who either walked, jogged or ran our excellent three lap course here at Woodford Park. The starting hill and the top field both benefited somewhat from the frost, giving us all a slightly better footing (compared with NYD!) on the start and going across the top field.

(run writers note, you may still like to consider some combination trail/road shoes for next week, as the forecast continues to be wet wet wet!)

Our sister course, Reading was closed this week, which possibly accounts for some of our record number of visitors! Is it time to crack open another box of tokens numbered 800 to 1000?!? Exciting times!

We were led, motivated and kept safe by our huge gaggle of volunteers – a massive parkrun thanks to Simon ARTHUR, Jaroslava Hornek BOYD, Dave BROWN, Chris DREW, Sarah DREW, Alix EYLES, Patrick FILLINGHAM, Helen GRIEVES, Gina HALE, Sue JONES, Lisa LEWENDON, Andy LORING, Tim LOWE, Emily MASON, Richard MASON, Ian MCGUINNESS, Laura MCNALLY, Sue MEDLYCOTT, Gia MIDDLETON, Rachel OSBORNE, Katie PERKINS, David PINK, Nicola REYNOLDS, Annette RUSSELL, Tina SAUNDERS, David SAYER, Penny SHAW, Alan THOMAS.

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Have you thought about volunteering at parkrun? There are jobs you can do and still clock a run (course set up/closedown; run report writer, first timer briefing…) or you could be a super hi-viz hero and marshal, cheer (and if you are like the run report writer, appreciate just how fast the fastest finishers are!) or best of both worlds and tail walk ? If everyone volunteered 4 times per year, the core team would never need to send appeal emails or facebook requests! Please contact us at woodleyhelpers@parkrun.com

This week we welcomed 28 brand new runners to parkrun – welcome to the parkrun family and we hope to see you next week!

Chris BURT, Aimon YOUSIF, Alan NICOLSON, Colin DICKENS, Debo BANDYOPADHYAY, John RHODES, Matthew IRVING, Jon RAMSAY, Helen HELE, Alexander MONCADO-THOMAS, Joel WHITLOCK, Jeremy WHITING, Rosie NASH, Bethan MISKELL, Julia NICKLESS, Susan BRANDWOOD, Liz PARSONS, Nigel PATERSON, Caryn WOOLCOCK, Robert HORSKINS, Sam EATON, Celia HORSKINS, Ffion KEMP, Mafaz ALI, Alice BLACKMAN, Asma JABEEN, Silvia PIKE, Paul JOHNSON.

…and a further 60 first timers to Woodley – welcome to you, too!

Mitsumasa NAKAMURA, Simon KEMP, Nathalie MAHATME, Karl MANLEY, Poppy BROWN, Mark Daniel HOLT, Rhys MISKELL, Dave ILLINGWORTH, Andrea SHARPE, Harry CARPENTER, Jennie SLEVIN, Toby CADE, Elizabeth VAN MAANEN, Gyan MAHATME, Josh STITT, Hannah BIRD, Colin MATTHEWS, Barbara STANNERS, Peter MISKELL, Joe BROWN, Aryan GUPTA, Ellie HAYDEN, Phil DAVIES, Zachary BOWLES, Paul COX, Morgan HUNTER, Julia COLE, Alex HUNTER, Mahmud HUSEIN, Balian NEL, Romuald GNIBA, Ben NIELD, Chris BECKETT, Claire NEECH, Talana CHAPLIN, Andy CAPEL, Annabel CAPEL, Bruce CHAPLIN, Tom HEATH, Craig BOWLES, Wayne THURSTING, Divya SAMANI, Andrew PLIMSOLL, Anastasia TOMLIN, Jeanette ALLCOCK, Matthew HOLE, Chris ELLISON, Duncan PRIOR, Jane A DAVIES, Ben RALSTON, Simon PERALTA, Ed PEARSON, Adam VERNONE, Alice JACKSON, Laura BATTEN, Guy PRINCE, Steve BIENKOWSKI, Rich LEWIS, Dawn DRABBLE, Lloyd MILLICHAP.

A record 79 of you achieved PBs – that cold must have got you running quicker! Congratulations to:

Isaac FARNWORTH, Tom NIKE, Vinay PATEL, Andrew MORGAN, Robin KINSMAN, Ash JEGGO, Hal STEPHENSON, Ed NASH, Fiona SLEVIN-BROWN, Stuart NEWPORT, Tim GRANT, Ben THURLOW, Andy LINKENS, Thomas HANSON, Victoria TURCHYN, Andrew FISHER, Murray HENDERSON, James EAGLESHAM, Donald TOWNSIN, Bob STANSBURY, Heather MAHONEY, Mohamad SALAH ELDEIN, Sara GRIFFITHS, Matthew BROWN, Javier PEREZ-SANCHEZ, Andrew DAVIDSON, Ankush KAPOOR, Sarah MCKIE, Kenneth NEL, Sam BROWN, Laura MCBRIDE, Mathias DOWLE, Oliver LOTTER, Kenneth CRAIG, Mark SHEARS, Jonah GANPATSINGH, Amy WOOD-BLAGROVE, Daniel GURNEY, Tutu MELAKU, Thomas NOLAN, Ian MAJOR, Rachel BEATTIE, Miriam COLEMAN, Sanjiv RAHEJA, Lucy MORRIS, Ahmed ALESHAIKER, Annie HANSON, Alex CORSE, James CORSE, Sarah HICKS, Matt HICKEY, Rebecca WEAVING, Jerry WALLIS, Douglas BLYTH, Tracey EDDINGTON, Szonja SZEGEDI, Guy WATT, Carly BARROW, Patsy COLLIS, David MILLER, Bridget COLES, Emilia HAMILTON, Paulina SYDOR, Emma JANSSEN, Esther ROCK, Iain MACKENZIE, Amanda DE MENDONCA, Dawn STUART, Jane WILLIAMS, Alice WILLIAMSON, Susan BLOOMFIELD, Graham BLOOMFIELD, Claire HUSSEY, Becks BROOKS.

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Milestones

Junior 10
No junior 10s this weeks but we probably have a bumper week next week!

50 club
Barry LOWE, a stalwart runner at Woodley (45 out of 50 here!), he has improved in the past two years running here improving his age graded rating up to 68.78%! If you want to read more about age grading you can check it in the parkrun FAQs. We look forward to (on NYD if you don't miss any parkruns in 2018 – no pressure!) welcoming you to the 100 club!

100 Club
Michael Mahoney (96 out of 100 runs at Woodley!) has been a pleasure to see running. We look forward to you joining the 250 club in 2019!

David Dibben (of Reading Roadrunners) a Thames Valley Park and Woodley regular, splitting his time between the XC and road like courses. We also look forward to you joining the 250 club!

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250 Club
Paul Noades – Paul has done some touring of the Berkshire parkruns, including Reading, Woodley, Newbury and Bracknell. He has worked at improving his running, achieving a personal best time in 2015 and keeping close to it ever since. Thanks for your contributions to volunteering with an incredible 71 volunteer stints since he began at parkrun back in 2011. Thanks again and well done!

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This week 600 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 88 were first timers and 74 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 36 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 28 volunteers:

David SAYER • Sue MEDLYCOTT • David PINK • Lisa LEWENDON • Alix EYLES • Sue JONES • Annette RUSSELL • Chris DREW • Alan THOMAS • Andy LORING • Richard MASON • Patrick FILLINGHAM • Emily MASON • Dave BROWN • Sarah DREW • Jaroslava Hornek BOYD • Helen GRIEVES • Katie PERKINS • Tim LOWE • Penny SHAW • Gia MIDDLETON • Tina SAUNDERS • Simon ARTHUR • Nicola REYNOLDS • Ian MCGUINNESS • Rachel OSBORNE • Laura MCNALLY • Gina HALE

Today's full results and a complete event history can be found on the Woodley parkrun Results Page.

The male record is held by Jonathan Stuart DAVIES who recorded a time of 15:20 on 26th July 2014 (event number 95).
The female record is held by Anna BONIFACE who recorded a time of 17:31 on 15th April 2017 (event number 241).
The Age Grade course record is held by Claire DONALD who recorded 91.08% (19:37) on 1st November 2014 (event number 109).

Woodley parkrun started on 13th October 2012. Since then 7,799 participants have completed 66,194 parkruns covering a total distance of 330,970 km, including 11,759 new Personal Bests.

 

Woodley parkrun #279 – The one with record attendance!

Run Report by: Nicola Reynolds
Photos by: Simon Light and Kevin Lewington
Published by: Emily Mason

Today's inaugural 2018 parkrun welcomed an enormous crowd of first timers, locals, tourists from far and wide (Thailand?! Australia?! Scotland?! Reading?!) … and a banana (!) to the fair Woodford Park course. 559 people joined us to walk, jog or run the course.

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Conditions were squelchy underfoot on the brief grass segments, with the tarmac offering little respite for those of us having chosen the wrong shoes (report writer note – whoops!). A brief reminder to those with young children to keep them at arms reach at all times and those with dogs, one per runner on a non-retractable lead.

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parkrun couldn't go ahead, even on special bank holidays like New Year's Day, without a crack team of volunteers. If you have resolved to be more involved with parkrun this year as a resolution, consider volunteering; full training provided and it is a great way to make new friends! Please email woodleyhelpers@parkrun.com and we'll sort you out!

A massive thanks to: Martyn ALLEN, Vicki BLEAKLEY, Emma CASWELL, Chris CUTTING, Chris DREW, Iain GREENWOOD, Joanna GREENWOOD, Katie GUMBRELL, Naomi HARRIS, Alex S HARRIS, Joanne HENDRIE-HENDERSON, Sarah HILLING, Robin JEWELL, Joanne KENT, Kevin LEWINGTON, Nik LIGHT, Simon LIGHT, Owen LLOYD, Paul MACKENZIE, Jenny MULHEARN, Peter NIGHTINGALE, Jenny OAKLEY, Nicola REYNOLDS, Kerry SCOTT, Tom STAGLES for helping us all enjoy our run today!

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Turning to our stats and figures

We welcomed 21 new members to the parkrun family today – welcome aboard and we look forward to seeing you again!

Will SADLER, Nick ROBINSON, Manabu SAKAMOTO, Chris JAMIESON, Daniel COLEMAN, Andrew BLOOMFIELD, Teilo ANDREW, Miriam COLEMAN, Oscar DIX, Sarah KAY, Katie LONG, Sophie RAYNER, Richard RAYNER, Jerry WALLIS, Norman HUTCHISON, Hayden SOLLESSE, Lynne HALMAN, Oscar NAPIER, Bekka ELWELL, Helena JOY and Nicola SEDGWICK.

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We then had an absolutely massive number of first timers to Woodley, 115 of you! The run report writer assumes this is was due to the special NYD opportunity to log two parkruns – welcome to each of you...

Samuel LINDSEY-HALLS, Ann GORDON, Timothy LANCASTER, Natalie STALLWORTHY, Simon ASHWELL, Jodie STONE, Oliver HUTCHISON, Kat GREEN, Jane WILLIAMS, Melanie HARVEY, Edward GREEN, Sam WALLEN RUSSELL, Steven MILLS, Emma MILLS, Cai ANDREW, Claire PARKER, Reilly TO, Jonah THOMASSON, Rosie THOMASSON, Kirstin HENDERSON, Jethro DOWSING, Laura BIRTWISTLE, Simon MAGUIRE, Rob ROBERTSON, Paulina SYDOR, Rebecca CAIRNS, Ellen BROMBLEY, Frederick HOARE, Adela GARCIA, Caroline TOOKEY, David HOLMES, Jannie FOURIE, Philippa WHITE, Jennifer FIRMAN, Jason FRANCIS, Grayson GREENING, Calum IRVINE, Zoe VALLANCE, Bryan URIZAR, Nichola NAUGHTON, Bob TO, Larisa ANDRONACHE, Niamh FITZGERALD, Luke MIZEN, Sinead FITZGERALD, Donna JAMES, Jennifer LEE, Sophie PINDORIA, Natalie KENNY, James GRINDLAY, Mathew BROWNE, Issie STOOLE, Catherine SLAY, James MCGUIRE, Francois STOOP, Charlotte HEWARD, Seth SMITH, Tony SAVINGS, Robert PHILLIPS, Donna FITZGERALD, Stuart NEWPORT, Ben DE LAUNE, Claire SHORROCK, Janet ROGERS, Joanna THORN, Iain ROBERTSON, Ania FOURIE, Alex MALIK, Jane RALLS, Stephen COULSON, Ed GUTTERIDGE, Miranda HABERMEL, Mark GRANGER, Rosie DAVIES, Kaz TULLEY, Jane CRITCHLOW, Nicky BROCK, Becks BROOKS, Malcolm MUIR, Tim FOXALL, Scott COLBOURNE, Nicola SAVINGS, Callum SAVINGS, Caroline PHILLIPS, Spencer CRITCHLOW, Charlie STONE, Phil DAVIES, Stephen SCOTT, Christopher O'DONOVAN, Lisa HERBERT, Pete BROMBLEY, Carol BROMBLEY, Joyce TAN, Lara BENNETT, Allan QUIMBY, Rhona STAINTHORP, Kez HARPER, Mohammad Khurram MAHBOOB, Adam BENNETT, Katie ACKLING, Paul ACKLING, Jackie JARVIS, Sue JEDDI, Lizzie COULSON, Martin SMITH, A M STONE, Andrew BEAUMONT, Krysia SMITH, Simon HARVEY, Tom BALL, Mark FOWLER, Satnam SINGH, Mike HARPER and Carol MUIR.

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Milestones!
We celebrated a variety of official milestones on this special day …

Junior 10

Oliver WIDDIS – veteran junior parkrunner and now proud member of the 10 club for the main parkrun. He has improved his time by 10 minutes since he started running with us – well done and keep going, Oliver!

Sam BROWN – going from strength to strength, capping 2017 with a personal best time of 26:20 – fantastic!

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Eddie STEVENI – today's first place finisher and newest 50 club member. Eddie has a best time at Woodley of 16:29 – incredible! I can't wait to see you finish if and when I tail walk!

Faye BARTLETT – an incredible runner, consistently keeping her age grade above 69%+ you can read more about age gradings here - https://support.parkrun.com/hc/en-us/articles/200565263-What-is-age-grading-

Vincent WILLIAMS – a home-grown 50 club joiner with 44 runs at Woodley. Vincent is another speedster having gotten his PB down to 21:21! incredible!

Kevin McDANIEL – another home-grown 50 club star, who has a strong record of both running and volunteering. We look forward to seeing you continue to run with us throughout 2018

100 club
Pete BROMBLEY – congrats on celebrating your 100th run on such a special day, a visitor from Bracknell ensuring he started the year with a bang!

Joined by …

Carol BROMBLEY – another resounding congratulations for your 100th on NYD.

Andrew CURD – a home parkrunner who with little exception can be found here at Woodley parkrun. He has improved year on year, both in his standings and in his speed. Congratulations!

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Andrew COOPER – having taken advantage of the run one, run another one for NYD, Andrew has been able to join the magic 250 club this year. He has toured around the county and other parts of the country (e.g Brighton, Gloucester, etc). We are excited you'll be getting one of those super green shirts!

Looking forward to seeing you again in 2018, report writer, Nicola

This week 559 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 135 were first timers and 33 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 56 different clubs took part.
The event was made possible by 26 volunteers:

Alex S HARRIS • Tom STAGLES • Joanne HENDRIE-HENDERSON • Emma CASWELL • Katie GUMBRELL • Joanna GREENWOOD • Jenny OAKLEY • Joanne KENT • Chris DREW • Naomi HARRIS • Iain GREENWOOD • Emily MASON • Chris CUTTING • Paul MACKENZIE • Owen LLOYD • Sarah HILLING • Kevin LEWINGTON • Vicki BLEAKLEY • Peter NIGHTINGALE • Simon LIGHT • Jenny MULHEARN • Robin JEWELL • Nicola REYNOLDS • Martyn ALLEN • Kerry SCOTT • Nik LIGHT

Today's full results and a complete event history can be found on the Woodley parkrun Results Page.

The male record is held by Jonathan Stuart DAVIES who recorded a time of 15:20 on 26th July 2014 (event number 95).
The female record is held by Anna BONIFACE who recorded a time of 17:31 on 15th April 2017 (event number 241).
The Age Grade course record is held by Claire DONALD who recorded 91.08% (19:37) on 1st November 2014 (event number 109).

Woodley parkrun started on 13th October 2012. Since then 7,711 participants have completed 65,594 parkruns covering a total distance of 327,970 km, including 11,685 new Personal Bests.

 

Woodley parkrun #278: The Muddy Windy Mild One

Run Report by: Penny McCrabbe
Photos by: Kevin Lewington
Published by: Emily Mason

We are fortunate in Woodley that our course is fairly 'weather friendly'. Several parkruns across the UK were cancelled today due to flooding or ice including our nearest one in Reading. We were able to go ahead as usual without any problems.

The rain had stopped and the arctic conditions of previous days were replaced by surprisingly mild weather (I noticed several layers were shed after lap one!). 389 runners gathered by the mound where Sam Whalley greeted us and got us on our way.

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The three laps of Woodford park were definitely more challenging than usual today. I'm not sure if it was too many mince pies for me or the fact it was very muddy and rather windy. The muddiest parts of the course seemed to be where the wind was fiercest too. It was interesting watching how runners tackled the muddy stretches. Some went straight through while others tried to dart round. I didn't see anyone fall though so whatever method was used seemed to work!

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I spent the whole run trying to figure out whether Carrie Hoskins was carrying a '50 ' balloon on the run because she was celebrating her 50th birthday or because she was running her 50th parkrun. It turns out it was both! I wonder how many others have combined a parkrun number with the same age on their birthday? I've missed my chance now with that one unless I wait another 25 years before doing another parkrun! I'm sure many have missed the opportunity altogether!

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Despite the conditions 28 people set PBs including the first two finishers: Eddie Steveni and Isaac Farnworth. Well done all as it was tough out there today. PBs are hard to come by in the winter as there is usually either ice or mud to slow one down.

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There was the usual cheerful support from the volunteers who kept us all safe by warning us about the slippery parts. 27 people volunteered today but we still need more volunteers for the New Year's Day parkrun at 10:30am. It's a busy time of year with four Woodley parkruns in the space of 9 days but each time we still need the same number of volunteers.

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So this was the last parkrun of 2017. No chance for a PB now this year but whatever time you set on your next run will be 'your fastest time this year'. Hooray!

Happy new year all!

Penny

This week 389 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 45 were first timers and 29 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 33 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 27 volunteers:

Simon BRIMACOMBE • David SAYER • Linda BOOTH • David Howard CASWELL • Joanna GREENWOOD • Kerri FRENCH • Esther ROCK • Annette RUSSELL • Ruby Rose FRENCH • Natasha LOUGHREY • Richard MASON • Samantha WHALLEY • Naomi HARRIS • Georgia WHALLEY • Emily MASON • Renee WHALLEY • Sarah DREW • Penny MCCRABBE • Sean JONES • Mike DAWES • Kevin LEWINGTON • Leo FRENCH • Moira ALLEN • Simon ARTHUR • Ian MCGUINNESS • Martyn ALLEN • Iain MACKENZIE

Today's full results and a complete event history can be found on the Woodley parkrun Results Page.

The male record is held by Jonathan Stuart DAVIES who recorded a time of 15:20 on 26th July 2014 (event number 95).
The female record is held by Anna BONIFACE who recorded a time of 17:31 on 15th April 2017 (event number 241).
The Age Grade course record is held by Claire DONALD who recorded 91.08% (19:37) on 1st November 2014 (event number 109).

Woodley parkrun started on 13th October 2012. Since then 7,576 participants have completed 65,035 parkruns covering a total distance of 325,175 km, including 11,652 new Personal Bests.

 

Woodley parkrun #277 Christmas Elf-ition

Run Report by: Nicola Reynolds
Photos by: Kevin Lewington
Published by: Joanne Kent

This week we welcomed 482 intrepid Christmas runners, joggers and walkers to Woodford Park, greeted by Christmas drizzle, but the sunny and seasonal attitudes of the parkrunners returned us to festive cheer! We were joined by many santas, some "bahhumbug" hats, christmas trees, presents and reindeer at Woodford Park, guiding us around the festive three lap course. D07BF280-7460-4E92-99E1-B2FB4D637FF0

A massive thanks to our volunteer team, out for us on Christmas Day! Martyn ALLEN and Patrick FILLINGHAM (keeping us to time), Simon ARTHUR (setting us up for success along with) Kevin LEWINGTON, The outstanding marshal team: Anna BONIFACE, Sarah RICHMOND-DEVOY, Bruce SARJENT, Leo FRENCH, Ruby Rose FRENCH, Kerri FRENCH, Anna RICHMOND, David SAYER, - getting us around with their enthusiasm and jokes! The outstanding and very busy barcode scanning team: Margot CALUTAS, Nigel S HOULT, Ian MCGUINNESS, funnel managers – keeping us in line! Emma CASWELL, Louis MORLEY, Finish tokens: Chris DREW, Helen GRIEVES, checking the list and checking it twice Joanne HENDRIE-HENDERSON, our illustrious tail walker Jenny MULHEARN, all led by our RD, Samantha WHALLEY. FF054C98-2E1E-451F-BF89-888AB9772615

We were joined by 97 first timers to Woodley, including 22 first timers to parkrun! What an achievement! Welcome to the parkrun family! We hope to see you again soon! Max WALTERS, Justyn CANNON, Justin TARRANT, Jonathan RAYMOND, James NOWECKI, Nick WEBB, Frans CHENERY, Jonathan COOMBS, Stephen SHEPHERD, Danielle SAUNDERS, Lucy SILVA, Simeon SAUNDERS, Sonny NEAL, Natalie MALISH, Chris WALTERS, Angela CAIRNCROSS, Phil CARPENTER, David ROWNTREE, Kiron CHAPMAN, Tara CHAPMAN, Heather GLASS, Victoria CONNOLLY. We were greeted by tourists from far and wide, including Reading, Maidenhead, Havant, York, amongst others! 36 unknown runners joined us today – uh oh! #DFYB! 7F4E7AD6-AD25-4648-ABE1-B57544277E4AFF4116BC-AD87-4AFA-A490-98C93EAF8FD9

Turning now to parkrun clubs...
Junior 10s
Oliver Bate
– a junior and main parkrunner who has made good use of his tourism opportunities – looking forward to welcoming you to the 50 club soon, Oliver!

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Sarah Luscombe – an avid tourist who has visited 22 different runs, with the majority at Bracknell – delighted to have shared this occasion with you!

Mikaela Shaw – a junior and main parkrunner who has managed to clock up visits to 14 different parkruns with the majority shared at Newbury and Woodley! Congratulations!

Paul Butler – a Woodley home runner who has improved his finish position week on week – well done!

Dave Brown – another homegrown 50 runner! He has a spectacular averages graph (if you ever have time, check yours out through your profile) – congratulations speedy!

100 club
Lynda Haskins
(Reading Roadrunners) – a speedy runner who began here at Woodley in 2013, she has improved her age grade year on year – congratulations

Darren Kinder10 parkruns here at Woodley and an impressive speeding up as those events have passed – many well dones!

Wendy Shaw (Reading Joggers) – 27 runs here at Woodley and obviously 100 runs in total, with an outstanding 72% age graded time back in November. Many congratulations !

250 club
Richard Morgan
(Reading Roadrunners) – with almost ¾ of his runs here at Woodley, Richard has been a founder member here. He has been a stalwart, showing grit and determination to improve his times. Well done, Richard!

Personal bests ... of the 482 runners, joggers and walkers 15% of you achieved a new personal best! Many congratulations and wishing your further success in 2018! Eddie STEVENI, Isaac FARNWORTH, Tom NIKE, Justin SIMONS, Jack SHERMAN, Gary CUST, Simon CLEMENT, Andrew BUTLER, David NOBLE, Luke TRUEMAN, Zoe COLLARD, Szabolcs UJVARI, Jacob ELWELL, Stephen CHURCH, Francesca PARKES, Annabel FOSSEL, Stuart WEEKES, Annabelle Rose COMPTON, Jonathan COMPTON, Chloe FOSSEL, Alice CARPENTER, Nathan SHERMAN, Tracy EVANS, George HATTON, David BEALE, Mike BILTON, Ian MAJOR, Emma ELWELL, Emily ALLEN, Polly CADDEN, Cara GANPATSINGH, Jennifer GANPATSINGH, Prabhakar SOMANATHAN, Kendra JOHNSON, Prasad KULKARNI.

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If you've got the parkrun bug, we are excited to share that we have some bonus parkruns on New Years Day! Check the compendium here - http://www.parkrun.org.uk/christmas-compendium/ - parkrun will recognise two runs on New Years Day (luckily some start at 9 and others at 10:30!) so it could be a way to get you one step closer to joining your next parkrun club!

And here are the rest of the STATS:

Today's full results and a complete event history can be found on the Woodley parkrun Results Page.

The male record is held by Jonathan Stuart DAVIES who recorded a time of 15:20 on 26th July 2014 (event number 95).
The female record is held by Anna BONIFACE who recorded a time of 17:31 on 15th April 2017 (event number 241).
The Age Grade course record is held by Claire DONALD who recorded 91.08% (19:37) on 1st November 2014 (event number 109).

Woodley parkrun started on 13th October 2012. Since then 7,531 participants have completed 64,646 parkruns covering a total distance of 323,230 km, including 11,622 new Personal Bests.

 

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